q123: Bogosian skated with the team on Tuesday for the firs

Bogosian skated with the team on Tuesday for the firs

5 Nov 2017 at 09:37pm
Former Sussex seamer Lewis Hatchett is forging a new career as a motivational speaker, inspiring others with the remarkable story of how he overcame a disability to become a professional cricketer.Hatchett was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare condition which appears in only one in 100,000 births and which affects one side of the body in different ways. In Hatchetts case he is missing his right pectoral muscle and the two ribs that would have been behind it, which means his chest is visibly sunken on that part of his body, leaving complications that he has to deal with on a day-to-day basis.His right shoulder muscles overcompensated for the missing pectoral, causing these muscles to be over-used and they become fatigued quickly, resulting in aches, burning sensations and headaches daily along with his right chest offering little protection to his right lung.Although he was advised as a youngster not to play contact sports, Hatchetts determination helped him to overcome his condition. He spent six years as a professional with Sussex, taking 102 wickets in 53 first-team matches in all competitions, and batting in a bullet-proof vest.He was advised to retire at the end of last season because of a lower-back complaint.Hatchett is still adjusting to life outside the Sussex dressing room but he has kept busy by helping his brother Bradley in a business networking business, works as a personal trainer - a course he took with the help of PCA funding while he was playing - and has also begun a career as a motivational speaker.The more I have spoken about my condition and my path into the game, the more I have realised how rare this story is, Hatchett said. Its not just relevant to people with disabilities. A lot of the people who have heard me speak dont have a disability, but tell me that, having heard my story, they realise that they dont have a reason to complain about things that they think are wrong in their own lives.I believe that there are so many messages in my story that are transferable to all aspects of life and I am really enjoying telling it. Each time I speak I get better and the feedback is brilliant.Hatchett was not always so comfortable in discussing his condition and for a long time he hid it so that it could not be used as an excuse to not select him.I protected it because I didnt want to give anyone the chance to use it against me, to not pick me or to drop me. I could accept not being selected for my cricket, but not my body, that wasnt an option in my eyes, he said.I worked incredibly hard to make myself the fittest player in the team so no one could use my body against me. I know I did everything possible to play professional cricket and probably went further than I ever should have.My family never made it a big deal. I have a younger brother who is fully able-bodied. We competed against each for years and I didnt see myself as any different for him.I wasnt put in cotton wool. I wasnt protected from anything. As a youngster I knew I wasnt the best player around, but I knew I could work harder than everyone else I came up against and Id give myself a chance, which is what I did.Hatchetts condition meant that he had to work hard to develop his leading right arm for bowling and catching. The vulnerability of his right chest meant that, if struck, the consequences could have been fatal and so he had a specially-designed vest made out of Kevlar to protect the right side of his chest while batting.The chest guard was something I had built in my second year of being a pro because I realised that chest guards that you get off the shelf werent going to cut the mustard with bowlers bowling up to 90mph, Hatchett said. The Kevlar chest guard is literally bulletproof, so when I was batting I could say to bowlers, Im bulletproof! Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Wholesale Flyers Jerseys. -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. www.cheapflyersjerseys.com/ /a>. Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. 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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan OReilly got angry and the Buffalo Sabres offense got rolling.Jack Eichel scored two goals in a 2:08 span of the second period and assisted on another goal for the Sabres in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.But it was OReillys goal earlier in the second that sparked a flurry of four goals in a 6:13 stretch for the Sabres.Hes our leader, Eichel said. Hes a huge player for our team. Steps up, makes a huge play, scores a beautiful goal and opens it up for us.Buffalo trailed 2-0 when OReilly circled from behind the net and lifted a hard backhand shot from the slot over Peter Budajs glove at 9:31 of the second period.I was just getting frustrated, OReilly said. The first (Kings) goal was clearly my fault, and being out there again, I got to create offense and not get scored on. . Its nice to do something and to get back and provide a spark for the boys.You saw it really the whole shift, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. He was taking over and taking the game on his stick. He scored an outstanding goal for us and ignited the rest of the team. We kind of steamrolled from there.Eichel scored his goals in the second and Brian Gionta also had a goal in the period.Eichel set up Evander Kane for an insurance goal late in the third period and Sam Reinhart scored into an empty net in the final minute.Kyle Okposo assisted on three of the Sabres goals, giving him 11 points in his last 10 games and a team-high 21 points this season. Okposo played after missing Mondays practice due to illness.Robin Lehner made 13 of his 30 saves in the third period and got the win for just the second time in his last 11 starts.Jeff Carter scored twice and Anze Kopitar had the other goal for the Kings, who opened a seven-game trip.Budaj made 18 saves. Jeff Zatokk replaced him for the final 6:12 of the second period and stopped two shots. Budaj returned for the third period.You have to get some saves, Kings coacch Darryl Sutter said.dddddddddddd Got a lot of goals scored on us with very few shots against.The Kings have lost three of four and are 4-8-1 on the road. They have lost eight straight in Buffalo since last winning here on Feb. 21, 2003.Were a fragile team, Carter said. Weve been doing it all year. Home, away, everywhere. Its time we take a big look in the mirror here because these next six games are pretty crucial.The Sabres entered the night as the NHLs lowest-scoring team with 56 goals through 27 games, but they scored four goals in a period for the first time since Dec. 26, 2015, turning a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead.Following OReillys seventh goal of the season, Eichel tied the game with 6:24 left in the period on a backhand pass from the blue line that slid by Budaj.Gionta gave the Sabres the lead 12 seconds later when he deflected Brian Gorges wrist shot from the point, and Eichel scored his fifth goal in seven games on a wrist shot from the slot to make it 4-2 with 4:16 remaining.Carter scored his team-leading 14th goal 4:03 into the third period and beat Lehner on a breakaway 7:34 into the second period to put the Kings ahead 2-0.Kopitar gave the Kings the lead 3 minutes into the game when he muscled his way around OReilly and jammed the puck between Lehners pads. It was Kopitars first goal since Oct. 25 and his 246th with the Kings, tying him with Wayne Gretzky for sixth on the all-time list.Game notes Sabres D Zach Bogosian skated with the team on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his knee on Nov. 1. ... Kings F Trevor Lewis earned his 100th NHL point with an assist on Kopitars goal. ... The Kings lost for the first time this season when leading after the first period. They were 7-0-0.UP NEXTKings: At Detroit on Thursday.Sabres: Host the Islanders on Friday. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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